Location: Athabasca, Alberta
Posted: January 23, 2018
Deadline: March 23, 2018
Salary: Based on experience
The award-winning Athabasca Advocate weekly newspaper is looking for reporter/photographer to start at the beginning of March.
Athabasca is a town of about 3,000 people, with about 7,500 in the county. Situated in the middle of Alberta’s boreal forest on the Athabasca River, this little town is a sweet refuge between Edmonton and Fort McMurray.
You’ll be working with a strong, smart, ambitious team of people who are working to make this the best darned little newspaper in the country. If you like coffee, constructive criticism, bad puns and great journalism, drop us a line.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Write about 12 stories a week
- Take photos and write cutlines
- Know the difference between a bogie and a birdie
You’ll need to have a journalism degree or diploma or equivalent experience, a car that runs and a lot of energy. You know what makes for a great photo, and you know how to use social media.
Salary will be based initially on experience and, quite frankly, how good your work is during the three-month probation period. That said, we are competitive salary-wise versus other weekly newspaper chains throughout Alberta and offer a good medical and benefits package.
Great staff are rewarded and coveted, so if you excel, advancement within the Great West Newspapers chain is possible.
Send a cover letter - stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board - and a résumé to:
Allendria M Brunjes, publisher